Scotland has won the second in the ongoing series of the ICC Cricket World Cup League.
Scotland’s second win
Having lost one match against Nepal and having one match left to play, Scotland has won both matches against Namibia.
While winning the second match, Scotland defeated Namibia by 43 runs on Monday.
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After losing the toss and being invited to bat, Scotland was bowled out for 221 runs in 48.4 overs at the Trivi Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
But with strong bowling, Scotland restricted Namibia to 178 runs in 38.4 overs and got their second victory.
Opener Lo Handre Louwrens scored a half-century off 52 runs for Namibia, who chased down the winning target of 222 runs given by Scotland. He scored 52 runs off 67 balls with 6 fours. Another opener, Carl Brickenstoke, was lbw off Mark Watt. Captain Gerhard Erasmus scored 43 runs off 38 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Jane Green was caught out for 25 runs and lost the last wicket for Namibia.
For Scotland, Mark Watt took 4 wickets with 41 runs including 2 maidens while bowling 8.4 overs. Another bowler Michael Lisk bowled 10 overs and took 3 wickets with 42 runs including 1 maiden. Brandon McMullen took 2 wickets.
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Earlier, Christopher McBride scored 47 runs for Scotland, who batted first. He hit 7 fours in 75 balls. Opener Kyle Kozar was dug out by Tangamai Lungameni. Liam Naylor scored 20 runs and was bowled by Reuven Trumpelman.
Captain Richie Berrington scored 32 runs off 55 balls and was lbw off Bernard Scholz. Matthew Cross was bowled by Trumpelman in the 16th over. Thomas McIntosh made 34 and was stumped. Michael Lisk scored 29 runs.
For Namibia, Ruben Trumpelmann bowled 9.4 overs and took 5 wickets for 30 runs. Tangeni Lungameni took 2 wickets for 58 runs in 9 overs. Bernard Scholtz, Ben Shikongo, and Pikky Ya France took 1 wicket each.
Namibia has lost all 4 matches in the ongoing series and is in third place in the league table with 37 points after 34 matches. Scotland won League Two three games ago. Nepal, which is going to play against Scotland tomorrow, is in sixth place in the table with 24 points from 27 matches.